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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jun 27, 2009 11:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Bicycle Repair Question [Non-GD]

sorry for the non-GD post, but i'm about to order some brake pads, and i'm looking to do it online ... anyone familiar with online sellers, that are trustworthy and competitively priced?? and who could post a link here??

thinking about some new rims as well ... any tips and tricks grately appreciated

This post was modified by Arbuthnot on 2009-06-27 18:06:48

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Jun 27, 2009 10:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bike Repair Question [Non-GD]

Hmmm, Arbuthnot, probably rides a circa 1898 high wheeler. Very hard to find parts.

If on the other hand, you're riding a Harley Davidson, J&P Cycles has an excellent assortment of discounted parts, and will have the pads for most any model you ride. Great online catalog and very reliable.

If perchance you're riding a "metric" bike they also have aftermarket parts for that.

Last but not least, if it's a bicycle, I can't help, and can only add that perhaps you might look into the internal combustion engine, they're pretty cool, except for the huge and unpopular carbon footprint.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jun 27, 2009 11:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bike Repair Question [Non-GD]

hey, thanks Earl, but i should have specified bicycle, i forgot that some folks ride the more hefty motorized versions ... edited my post!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 27, 2009 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bike Repair Question [Non-GD]

Damn, this brings back memories! [Note: I will be absolutely no help to you old friend, but had to take this opportunity to wheel down memory lane! And, pardon all the mis-spellings... I quit riding after being hit by another car, more than 25 yrs ago...Yikes! Just too nerve wracking for me]

I used to have precisely this conversation when I was riding 50 mi a day as often as possible. Mafac or Diacomp? Squeel or shudder? I had various Dawes Mercier bikes at the time...converted to sewups for one and did it all myself. Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance kinda stuff I suppose. Switched over to Shimano comp's eventually...at the time, as a kid, it was hard to reconcile "japanese parts" with quality, bigoted as that sounds (and was in an innocent kinda way).

Nothing of substance to report though...sorry!

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Poster: snori Date: Jun 28, 2009 3:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bicycle Repair Question [Non-GD]

Probably a bit corny to add another M.P. clip to a question,
but somehow it just feels so right.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxfzm9dfqBw

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Jun 28, 2009 5:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bicycle Repair Question [Non-GD]

motorized version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CStfT8gCrjM

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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Jun 27, 2009 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bicycle Repair Question [Non-GD]

Here are a few ideas:

1. Ebay- You can find great deals on Ebay, but you usually have to know exactly what you are looking for. If you already know what brand/type etc of brakes, Ebay would make a great start.

2. Amazon- Amazon and its partners carry everything.

3. http://www.google.com/products

4. http://www.performancebike.com/

Hope those help!

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jun 27, 2009 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bicycle Repair Question [Non-GD]

thanks for the reply chris-in-long-beach!

after riding around this afternoon, i have decided to spend my money locally, i'll probably end up paying a wee bit more, but judging by the prices i saw online, not really very much more!

cheers everyone!

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Jun 27, 2009 6:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bicycle Repair Question [Non-GD]

Go to your local Sports Authority,
Buy a new bike for $99-$129.
It will last you 3-5 years,
Then, Buy another new one :)

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Jun 27, 2009 1:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bicycle Repair Question [Non-GD]

ARB IS THIS YOU??? http://farm1.static.flickr.com/45/147071408_aecf17cb9a.jpg LOL BROTHER!!~ what type of bike, mnt,road??